The biggest fire — called the Wallow Fire — has grown to 640 square miles — that's more than half the size of Rhode Island. Firefighters in eastern Arizona say winds have died down a bit. The blaze is about 5 percent contained. So far, 29 homes have been destroyed.
Peter Moren, Bjorn Yttling and John Eriksson, otherwise known as Peter Bjorn and John, whistled their way to international acclaim in 2006 with "Young Folks," the fiendishly catch single from their breakout third album, Writer's Block. Praised for its understated charm and impeccable production, the album was widely hailed by critics as one of the best pop records of the year.
Yosif A. Shakeir is host of <em>Ashem al-Watan</em> (or "Hope of the Nation"), which is seen on the Libyan state TV channel. The show is using the airwaves in Libya to keep hope for Moammar Gadhafi's regime alive.
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There's a war Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is waging in addition to the one against Libyan rebels and NATO: a propaganda war on the airwaves. His goal is to persuade Libyans to support him, and his top commander in that effort is a U.S.-educated political scientist.
The Libyan pundit hosts a nightly show broadcast from Tripoli that he claims is styled after some of America's most popular television programs. The show, called Ashem al-Watan, or "Hope of the Nation," isn't your usual Libyan television fare.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has few friends in Washington these days. But a new poll shows that a majority of the his constituents in Queens and Brooklyn want him to stay in office, even after the revelation that he sent lewd photos of himself to young women over the Internet, and then lied about it. The poll also suggests that many of Weiner's constituents would vote for him again — if they get the chance.